Self-reported prescription pain pill, sedative, or tranquilizer use among females in 11 provincial capitals in Afghanistan—findings from the Afghanistan national urban drug use study (ANUDUS)
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Public health or related research
Discuss potential reasons for gender discrepancies in regards to pain pill, tranquilizer and sedative use. Evaluate the role of violence against women in the household in substance use among women in Afghanistan. Identify the sources of obtaining pain pills, tranquilizers and sedatives among females in Afghanistan, in addition to routes of use.
Keyword(s): Prescription Drug Use Patterns, Women
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I was the local PI of this study, and I have spent the last 22-plus years directing community based NIH-funded research, in several areas of public health importance, including the development of culturally reliable and valid measures for identifying substance use, abuse, and dependence, psychiatric disorders and their risk factors, as well as innovative methods for conducting national surveys of high risk behaviors.
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